Stardust | Neil Gaiman

The cover of Gaiman's StardustThe town of Wall has an eponymous stone wall to the East. There is only one six foot break in the wall that separates Wall, the city, from the realm of the fairy. For thousands of years the town had posted two guards at the entrance to prevent traffic between the two worlds. This arrangement worked well until a certain Tristran Thorn decided to chase a falling star.

Stardust is fairy-tale at its finest. Although first published in 1999, it feels like something far older—something George MacDonald might pen. The classic themes of love and adventure, mystery and sacrifice, are woven into a tale that will linger in the reader’s mind.

I read Stardust in one evening. It has that sort of compelling power. It’s the perfect companion for a candlelit evening when the power goes out and the world seems strange. Read it and you’ll never look at a shooting star the same way again!


Gaiman, Neil. Stardust. New York: William Morrow, 2016.

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2 Responses to Stardust | Neil Gaiman

  1. Charlotte Lawrie September 18, 2017 at 9:42 am #

    That sounds like my favorite type of read!!! I’ve got a few if you want more similar….I love tor books!

  2. Stephen Barkley September 18, 2017 at 1:41 pm #

    I’ve loved fantasy novels since high school when I read Stephen Lawhead’s Song of Albion Trilogy. You’re right—Tor publishes some of the best of the genre!

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